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Convert particle system to animated meshes

Version - Visibility by Scale Works for 3.4 Here's a modified version for 2.8 that keys visibility as scale and does all particle systems on the emitter object. One of the advantage to control ...
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Convert particle system to animated meshes

In case anyone is trying this in Blender 2.80, here's the updated version: ...
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Is Blender crashing because this file is too big?

It's likely that your suspicions are correct: the file is just too large for the amount of RAM you have. To be clear, it's not too big for Blender. Blender can handle any size file so long as the OS ...
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I can't import a COLLADA (.DAE) file into my scene

I encountered the exact same issue, and the following steps fixed it for me. I'll be posting the solution for anyone still encountering this issue that comes across this post, like I have. I ...
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What's wrong with this Collada file?

When you say you generated this collada file, I am assuming your writing the script/program that generated it. Within the library_visual_scenes you need a ...
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What are "Leaf" bones? (Collada import question)

I'm not versed in armatures or rigging, nor an expert in that matter, but a little Google research yielded some results about it. From the Makehuman bug tracker we can learn that apparently most ...
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Collada export breaks bones

I have found this add-on which fixes most Collada issues with Blender https://github.com/godotengine/collada-exporter
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Collada .dae File rendering

Collada has very limited support for materials. The file format still uses the old Blinn, Phong lighting interaction formulas. Blender supports far mature material models that cannot be exported using ...
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Do not repeat the texture on Collada export?

If you read the Collada specification you will find that is uses a very complex way of doing materials. Basically materials and textures are treated separately. "...Why is there any texture on the ...
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Do not repeat the texture on Collada export?

As far as I know Collada (and most other export formats for that matter) concern themselves mostly with exporting geometry, UV's and some times animations and constraints, not materials or textures. ...
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COLLADA scene shows different rotation axis when imported in ScenKit

Sometimes you just have to make allowances in your workflow. The images in your question seem to suggest to me that the issue is that the axis Blender labels as "X" is being named by your target ...
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Downloaded DAE that's inside out, unable to export properly

The problem you have, is with the model it self. I have downloaded that Voldemort model and imported to Blender as DAE. Changed to Blender Render, and set the viewport mode to Material. There I can ...
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Create Simple Shadow Under Object in Blender Render

"include a transparent plane with a soft shadow texture below the object in your 3D asset." apple docs First let me explain why you are not getting a shadow. When you export a object you ...
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No Collada (.dae) Import option on Ubuntu 2.76b

Found a fix (by complete coincidence) on this Github page: https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton/wiki/Chromebook-Pixel ...
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Why does the collada exporter not export texture references?

I found out that to export texture you need to have Principled BSDF Shader connected to the texture - this is the only way. Links to blender source code: https://github.com/blender/blender/blob/...
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Using a .step file or other CAD files in blender

There is a free program you can get called CAD exchanger, it's the only option I have found that actually works. You just put in your file and it allows conversion to many useful formats. I've found ...
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OBJ import creates messy geometry, what is going wrong?

This is a floating point precision problem. Then you import objects in Blender, do the following (imported objects should be selected): reset object centers by pressing Object → Set Origin → Origin ...
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Blender collada import export, sketchup comparison

I don't know Sketchup for it's not open-source neither do I use it much but let me explain Blender's collada exporter. First why is Collada so unique other than it being libre(open), COLLADA is ...
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Exporting cloth simulation to Collada results in static cloth instead of a waving one

A collada file supports a static mesh, while an armature may be included to deform the mesh using some animation data. For a mesh deformed from a simulation, you need to use a file that supports an ...
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Exporting shape keys animation to .dae

According to the docs it doesn't look like this is possible (at least as of Blender version 2.79). At the very bottom of that page: Important things to remember only armature animation on mesh, ...
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Position of eyes and hair goes wrong after exporting

before exporting you need to set their world orgin to the same as the body orgin. 1)select the body 2)shift + s "cursor to selection" 3)select one of the other meshes(hair or eyes or whatever order ...
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Nothing to export, 0/7 objects selected?

I identified that there is an issue when I import a collada, and then save the file as .blend. When I reopen the .blend file, the collada object is not editable like shown above. How to fix it, I'm ...
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FBX vertex weight import problem

To solve this: Delete all vertex groups of the mesh. To do this select the mesh then go to the vertex groups panel inside the Object tab and delete all groups as shown below: Select your mesh first ...
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Why blender splits my imported model in pieces?

Well its pretty unusual workflow, so dont aspect everything to work. however maybe blender can save your day make sure to join all loose objects (border select on screen and join them). Next in edit ...
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Can blender import collada files with external references?

Yes, Blender can indeed load geometry from external references. I had bungled the test, because my referenced file was missing the tag: ...
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Collada Import in 2.76

It could be that the geometry content of your DAE file is a type that the Blender importer does not understand. I was trying to read in Collada files that were made from triangle strips and I got the ...
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Trying to export a cloth simulation to a Collada file

I found certain animations can be exported to .DAE format. (rotations, translations etc; basic stuff) It just seems that cloth-animations is one of those that doesn't play nice unfortunately. Perhaps ...
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Animation not exported to COLLADA

Blender's collada export is indeed in a delicate state to say the least. I am not sure about exporting animations as collada, but I can say for sure that nothing in this world besides Blender can open ...
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How do I add the ability to import Collada files to Blender 2.76?

Using Xubuntu 16.04 and this repository install Blender version 2.79a with the Collada import and export options included. ...
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